Courses and study plans / Information Systems Science
2557 Decision Support Systems in Business
|Period: 4||17.3.2014 - 9.5.2014|
|Department||Management and Organisation|
The course is intended for students who are interested in computer based information systems that support organizational decision making activities. The course will include the basic theoretical backgrounds and several interesting real-world applications of decision support tools (e.g. using the RapidMiner Software) that are used in business. The course will cover the following topics:
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
Reporting (e.g. dashboards)
Data mining (e.g. association, clustering)
During the course the students are expected to learn the fundamentals of basic decision support methods and apply that knowledge in practice by solving some simple problems. The course does not build on any previous knowledge, however, the students are assumed to have some basic knowledge on information systems (i.e. databases).
After having completed the course the students are expected to
To understand the role of advanced information systems in decision-making of contemporary companies (such as enterprise resource planning systems, data warehousing, reporting and data mining)
To grasp the latest research developments related to these systems
To be able to critically analyse the use of these systems and their impacts on the organization
To be able to apply this knowledge to solve exemplary real world problems
Language of Instruction
Course in Databases or similar competence.
Lectures and practices in computer class
Scientific articles announced by the lecturer.
Evaluation and Examination
Written exam and weekly assignments